Dr. Tran is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist who specializes in infant & pediatric oral ties, as well as pediatric sleep issues. She is a Michigan native who first landed in Southern California to attend dental school at USC's Ostrow School of Dentistry (Fight on class of 2011!) After graduation, Dr. Tran went on to complete a 1-year general practice residency where she received additional training in all aspects of dentistry, with an emphasis in oral surgery. She performed surgical procedures in maxillofacial trauma under the attending of Oromaxillofacial, ENT and plastic surgeons. During the following two years, Dr. Tran continued her specialty training in pediatric dentistry, while completing her Master’s in Biomedical Science.
Since being in private practice, Dr. Tran has focused her continuing education on pediatric tethered oral tissue (TOTs) and its relationship with oral dysfunction in order to diagnose orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). This includes difficulties with infant nursing, toddler feeding & swallowing, speech articulation, and pediatric sleep disordered breathing. She has successfully treated these patients through a collaborative team approach, and continues to expand her knowledge and experience in this niche specialty.
Becoming a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is not an easy feat, and Dr. Tran is proud to say she did it! She is also proud to contribute to the advancement of academics by volunteering her time teaching at USC as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Dental Public Health & Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Tracy Tran knows you’re busy, being a parent is a dead give away. Our destinations are located across LA to make access and care convenient for all of our patients. Dr. Tran even makes concierge home visits! Find the closest location you.
Dr. Tracy Tran has been fortunate to work alongside the best doctors and therapists in Los Angeles. Her success relies on the work done in conjunction with other providers. She believes to have a successful outcome it is essential to be sure your child's function is addressed before and after a tongue-tie release. This network is a proven record of Dr. Tran's collaborative approach.
Bodywork therapy is a general term that refers to a group of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasize manipulation and realignment of the body's structure in order to improve its function. These providers include chiropractors, craniosacral therapists & craniosacral fascial therapists.
The type of therapy an OT provides centers around the neuromuscular system. As infants and children grow, they learn to self-regulate. Sometimes these regulatory processes may be interrupted due to unfavorable function. Dr. Tran works specifically with OTs who know how to treat this as it relates to tongue-tie.
Myofunctional therapy is a technique or "tool" used by qualified therapists (such as speech language pathologists, dental hygienists, OTs and PTs) who have a great level of understanding on oral function. Their therapeutic approach is to establish proper oral rest posture and restore proper oral function as it relates to breathing, speaking & swallowing.
This stands for "International Board Certified Lactation Consultant." An IBCLC is responsible for providing support for the mother-infant breastfeeding dyad. The tasks include assessment, planning, interventions, evaluation of lactation support and education for clients in the postpartum period.
We say 'SLP' for short. SLPs receive formal education in feeding and swallowing, and they know exactly where the tongue is supposed to go during speech articulation. As masters of oral function, the SLPs Dr. Tran refers to are able to help support your baby's breastfeeding through suck training. When it comes to children ages 3 and up, they use oral motor therapy to improve overall function, which directly impacts speech.